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CSPAN
Apr 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
, risks versus the benefits for the nation. arlington, virginia. jason, republican line. caller: thank you for having me. my only point, like you just read in the article, what is the benefit? we are going to go ahead and we are going to go and try and however open ended this search for the 2% is going to be, you don't think that the people -- like the gentleman from texas -- texas, will people -- the oil people, if they figure out whether already oil like that, they would be taxing it already. like touched on, it would not go past delaware -- where joe biden on -- joe biden is, john carey -- but virginia is a go. i don't like it. host: your state officials seem enthusiastic. caller: i don't understand where the enthusiasm comes from. what is it going to exactly do for virginia? how long will it take and what will this take independence from? host: arlington, virginia. near washington. next is a call from virginia, this is a town of zero would -- william, democrats. caller: i think this would be a good thing. when i was being raised that i was told we were a superpower and we had all the n
CSPAN
Apr 9, 2010 7:00am EDT
forced to pull out again from the coal mine in west virginia where four miners are missing after that explosion that killed at least 25 people. according to safety officials, the rescue teams were heading to a refuge chamber, where they hoped to find the missing miners, but those rescue operators then discovered signs of fire and smoke in the mines. they were then ordered to retreat immediately. this, by the way, is the third time sense monday that the rescuers have been pulled back because of the dangerous conditions. another story we want to bring to your attention from afghanistan, nato officials confirming that a u.s. air force aircraft has crashed in southeastern afghanistan, killing three service members, as well as one government contractor. they were injured and taken to a military base for treatment. taliban spokesmen claiming the militants shot down the aircraft, but nato is saying only that the crash is under investigation. again, that aircraft killed three service members happening overnight in afghanistan. back to your calls. the focus of the first 45 minutes is on t
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
front royal, virginia, on the democrat's line. caller: yes. what people need to do is look in the bible and it tells you what is going to happen, ezekiel 38 and 39, it tells you exactly what is going to happen. host: 10 more minutes of your calls. venezuela -- china's $20 billion bolster of chavez. inside i will show you a little bit of the article of where the money is going toward venezuela. china bolsters hugo chavez with a credit of $20 billion -- and a picture of the chinese representative meeting with hugo chavez over the weekend. mr. travis said it will be used for highways and other projects and will be repaid with crude -- mr. chavez said it will be used for highways and other products -- projects. southboro, in massachusetts. peter on the independent line. caller: i don't understand all of the attention that is given to iran, given that iran has never attacked anyone. we overthrew the newly elected government in 1953. we supported iraq in the suit -- in the war against iran and hence we ended up with saddam hussein. yet someone like israel has nuclear weapons has attacked leba
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
well-off compared to the country overall. here is bruce on the republican line from virginia. caller: i am republican and conservative, and i think -- and i would back the tea party if you were run for congress and the senate. host: they would have their own candidates and you would support them? why is that? caller: yes, because here where i live they have no jobs. they have shut down. [unintelligible] goodyear -- you have the schools with a big budget cut of $4 million, which will be layoffs. it is very bad here where i live. host: how do you see the principles of the tea party helping with that situation? caller: i believe it would help to get jobs in this area. host: an independent from maryland. caller: i do not believe it will last. i think any progressive movement by the people in this country is doomed because it is only a matter of time were the get thoroughly infiltrated by the intelligence apparatus, and destroyed from within. i just came across something about these anti-american organizations, all these neo- nazi type of organizations. they give instructions to people targe
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
in a largely democratic state. still, democrats line, norfolk, virginia -- phil. caller: i generally vote of the party. i took my cue from -- the party that makes a difference. i am not going to give any more money anymore. i read dnc spent money on lavish trips -- the rnc and dnc. host: might you start giving up on candidates and of the independence? caller: is easier because the parties are so aligned ideologically. without knowing anything about them -- if i know something about them i might vote for an r but generally speaking they did not have anything to offer the country any more. host: let us look again at this article about senator scott brown. danny, independent line. panama city, florida. you are in florida at the heart of this fight over governor's cursed looking at the senate seat. what do you think? caller: i vote for the person and stuff. i used to vote for a party but the parties are both out of touch, so out of touch with the people and stuff. gov. christie right now, he didn't vote on party lines -- gov. crist. the rnc is very upset. that is okay. he took a stand for th
CSPAN
Apr 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
on board. an update on the coal mine explosion in west virginia. the bodies of all 29 have been recovered from the mine earlier this morning. now that the dangerous gases have been cleared, federal investigators will enter the mind and try to determine what caused the worst u.s. coal mining disaster since 1970. meanwhile virginia gov. bob macdonald restored $750,000 and funding for mine safety inspections -- bob mcdonnell. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> senate investigators said washington mutual, the largest u.s. bank ever failed, engaged in fraudulent and deceptive practices in its home mortgage business. former executives for the company testified this morning. live coverage from the government affairs subcommittee on investigations starts at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. later today, treasury secretary timothy geithner is interviewed by washington post economics columnist steven pearlstein. part of a conference hosted by the american society of newspaper editors. live it 12:45 p.m. eastern. >> "washington journal" continues. host: paul keel as a reporter wi
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
of 80%. that is a quote from a democrat of virginia. here is a comment by twitter. the president has been talking about this in his weekly radio address yesterday and on thursday at cooper union. >> there is a legitimate debate taking place about have to ensure that taxpayers are best held harmless during a crisis. that is legitimate. but what i do not support it is that somehow the future legislation proposed will encourage future bailouts. that makes for good sound bite, but it is not factually accurate, not true. host: we will hear more from the president this week as he travels on both tuesday and wednesday. bob joins us from sherman oaks, california caller: hi, this will take a minute. one of the things we tend to do in this country is deal with the derivatives. actually, one of the derivatives that caused economic distress is oil futures, and commodity futures. it is amazing how whether it is war, the crisis that did not quite collapsed economy -- we do not seem to remember what happened to it and what is going on again. [call breaking up] host: i'm sorry to lose you, bob. this
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 8:15am EDT
. we are optimistic now because if you look at the new juniojersey, virginia races, they won by 30 points or more. i don't think you could sustain it until the election, although with the to wonderful results for republicans. but in three different states, the independents of the skill breaking to republicans makes it optimistic for us. host: good morning. caller: saying no has some benefits. not being able to beingno has some real costs. you start to spend trillions. look at countries like russia and china that have tried this. -- not being able to say no has some real cost. farmers a word right now but getting some money back. pollsters said that we will not touch a 100%. if they do get taxed the much, it scares them. the other thing is, will it be robin hood? next year no one will plant, just as in the communist countries. pollsters cancer you do not have a problem. that it will not happen. but if you change your mind, look at the other countries and who is developing medicines? guest: 0 ultimately, both sides will define what they will do if they get elected as the majority. pe
CSPAN
Apr 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
. host: melvin, republican. virginia. caller: good morning.. we aught to look at the first stimulus and what it supposed to do and what it ended up doing. we're not the first obama stimulus. we were supposed to have no more than 8% unemployment. i think we should be worried about that and only use money for emergency purposes so, the thing is it's unnecessary to have stimulus every time something goes on or wrong. for anybody that agrees with the democrat side, could you keep race out of the equation for a change. thank you. host: melvin called. the richmond times has a front page article courtesy of the jobless benefit fund is depleted and the state is expected to borrow 1 point 2 billion to pay claims. ferdinando, democratic caller? just make sure you turn down your radio or television. caller: my name is doctor ferdinando and i'm calling, the reason is, we got so many people losing jobs and they're talking about that's not the place for it. we've been in this mess before and everybody blamed the president. i just want to make my comment and let people know it's not obama fault
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2010 7:00am EDT
of that argument are out there. host: zpwarey from virginia. republican line. good morning. caller: thank you. i'd like to say while i do approve of what obama is trying to do with this stimulus money, i don't approve of the way he's trying to do it. you take these stimulus funds being spent for these highway interchanges projects, i talked to chairman lahood i believe it was december or january anyway, on january 29 on cnn at 6:30 in the morning they had a project in nebraska where it was a railroad overpass, and nobody on either side of the tracks wanted it or felt they needed it. everybody just kind of enjoyed waiting for the train to go by when they got stuck at intersections. nobody had ever lost their lives there. there had never been an accident. it only gave two girls a flag jobs. and the reason -- and i told mr. lahood that there's a lot of chickenry going on. and he said he couldn't imagine that. host: mike, do you want to respond to that point? guest: well, you know, i guess highway construction brings jobs. and that's what's needed. even in a place like nebraska that is weathered the
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2010 7:00am EDT
. this is a democrat from virginia. caller: thank you for c-span. these republicans have no self- respect whatsoever. a guy like mitch mcconnell who just barely got elected last time kentucky -- the republicans need to change leadership. anything this president does, anything the democratic majority comes up with they are completely against. they have absolutely no ground to stand on. all they do is find one little part in the bill -- even though the whole thing [unintelligible] they are still against white even the democrats are willing to take off the table. what are people going to wake up? the republicans' tire agenda is for this president to fail. host: the caller referred to a $50 billion fund. that is the headline here. it says that senate democrats will likely scrapped a proposal --will likely scrap a proposal -- it says here that the $50 billion fund would be paid for by the large financial firms with money collected in advance of any failure. president obama last year proposed having the industry pay the government for the cost only after one collapses. chris dodd said yesterday he is not
CSPAN
Apr 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
in the west virginia accident. let us go on to other pieces -- oil spills and to the gulf after rig disaster. looking at the after effects in the gulf of mexico after the explosion. an oil sheen covered as much as the five boroughs of new york. the health-care debate likely to re-emerge. it is coming from "the washington times." the cost of health care bill. what is it going to cost me? this coming to us from "the washington times." the thing bipartisan support would emerge? caller: i think it is going to have to. if it doesn't, the previous caller just spoke and he said something like, if i care about my money, that is fine, you know what, let us go back and look at his health care bill, then, this gentleman who just referred to it. we get an announcement that it will actually cost -- it will not save me? i do not think you will be able to get anything done without bipartisan because you need two sides to any valid bill. you need two argument and you need both sides taking a look at in these arguments and meet in a compromise. host: the thing that is happening? the you'd think the republica
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2010 7:00am EDT
.s. as a tomorrow country, thinking about the future, john, arlington, virginia, independent line. caller: i disagree with pretty much everything president clinton ever said - as far as i'm concerned, every time he speaks he is a threat to our constitution. host: in what way? caller: the previous caller mentioned nafta and gatt and i recall ross perot in those debates and everything he said came true. and the giant sucking sound of jobs -- well, we are trillions of dollars in debt because of these contests and ideas which suggest that our constitution to this kind of inverted market. they are still totting this globalism and sacrificing the competition of the united states and security as a result and that is why people want to come here, why they wanted to come here. but when he is talking about bringing in a foreign attitude -- because that is what you're doing -- you have to assimilate. you can't assimilate if you dilute the constitution and sacrifice it for some global principle. that is pretty much exactly what all of these and national leaders all over the world are trying to do right
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
and what should it be. host: let's go back to the phones. mclean, virginia, dennis on our line for independents. welcome to the "washington journal." caller: i want to bring attention to everybody's 401-k and all the money you got invested in these funds and various other instruments that are out there and put out a warning to you. you might to want put it into something a little more secure. this is far more indemocratic than you can possibly imagine. an independent commission needs to be set up. den kucinich would be a good person to set it up, barbara -- her name escapes me right now, but sheila barrett also a good person. they're very upstanding and good people, and they'll get to the bottom of this eventually. it will take about five years to get to the bottom of this because it is so wide and so deep that you cannot believe. host: thanks for you'll. let's move on to orlando, florida. danny on our line for democrats. caller: you know what? the folks up there, they are nothing but financial terrorists, ok? and the american public should realize what's going on now is the re
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
medicine. thank you. host: next is west virginia. this is debbie on the line for democrats, talking about the vat tax this morning. i can hear your television in the background. can you hit the mute? caller: i'm sorry. yes, i live in west virginia. a vat tax -- we are taxed like crazy in west written yet. we pay a real estate tax, personal property tax, and we pay a tax to have a dog. if you have a business, there's a tax for every city. we're taxed to death. plus, the sales tax. ananother tax will kill us. the last thing we need is another tax. host: if they created one that exempted food and other must have services, would that change your mind? caller: i think there's a better solution to the deficit. first, i think the first thing we need to do is welfare reform. these people who are on welfare do not work and they just have another kid so they can collect more money. it would probably make a huge difference in the national deficit. host: 4 "the houston chronicle" the oil rig explosion is front- page news. later on in the program, we will talk to the lead republican on the house energ
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
, virginia. john, are you with us? we will move on to tammy in georgia. caller: i'm actually not have gone, but i had to call in. i am a u.s. citizen and my husband came to this country illegally from nigeria on a foul -- false passports. he was originally deported but i paid thousands of dollars to try to bring him back. host: who have you paid the money to? caller: this is going through the legal process at this point where you have to file the waivers, the 212 and the 601. i have twins, a boy and girl that are only two months old. we have to go through the legal process and we 10 years after his deportation. the real problem with this is that many people are not going to leave this country because they know once they leave america the hell they're going to go through like my family is going through trying to bring him back. that is issue number one. my grievance with the immigration law is, what is going to happen to people like me, people whose spouses have already been deported? are they going to give everybody here amnesty because they were lucky enough to make it here and leave peop
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 7:00am EDT
virginia. caller: the most important thing is the jobs and stimulus package. host: do you think that the prior stimulus package was effective? caller: i think it has worked pretty well. you can see that the stock market is going up but jobs are always the lagging indicator. the fact that jobs are the lagging indicator, like as said, the other caller is right on the monday, talking about immigration. the whole thing is about jobs. what people need our living wage jobs in this country and that is what congress needs to focus on when they come back. host: reporting going on right now but the plane crash that killed the president of poland and essentially decimated the polish government. a look at some of the other folks there were killed along with the president. his wife, the national security chief, former presidents living in exile, the deputy speaker of parliament, the president of the national bank of poland. looking at a couple of other headlines in the news, sudan as having elections. "low expectations, however, after holding their first multi- party election in two decades,
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2010 7:00am EDT
will move on to bristol, virginia. republican. caller: thank you, c-span. i just wanted to ask scott something. you know, our goal was to go into the moon. we went there. and i thought we were going to use the moon as a launch pad to go to mars. now obama the want to do that. i don't get it. nike is handing it to russians and china. -- like he is handing it to the russians in china. guest: people often say, why do you want to go back to the moon? we have done that. the president said that. i also want to pause and look the person and say, look, maybe your father went to the moon but you have not gone to the moon. the generation that did that, the generation that had those skills, action retired. some are still left but still relatively few. so, space flight is like playing at the top of the athletic game. if you are not doing it continually and working at all the time, those skills atrophy. cybele the fact we did it once of not mean we can do it again. -- simply the fact we did it once did not mean we could do it again. we know more about science and technology now. the proposals for
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2010 7:00am EDT
very much. the independent line, in roanoke, virginia. caller: obama said to lloyd blankfein, the head of goldman sachs. he says you have nothing to fear from this legislation. this is a charade. they knew that this was all planned. this is a very narrow base, from the sec, and certainly, goldman sachs is going to lose, and they will have to pay a fine of $10 million. but in the meantime, we lost $1.7 billion in this crash. they made billions of dollars out of the selling on the low side, much more money than they lost, and that was planned in this way. after this was concluded, they may even say that they will have to remove some of the executives of goldman sachs. but this is no major deal because others are going to move up with the situation. the system is going to change -- this will remain the same, and goldman sachs will be in command. the stock market went up because people understood that this was a charade. they were wanting to make this look to the people that the administration was finally being tough on goldman sachs, but this was far from the truth. they will remain in bu
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
, virginia. caller: good morning. i live in woodbridge, va., and i have been living here for -- police officers can and the rest any suspicious illegal immigrants. i was born in peru and i have been years since 2003. i have a successful career. yes, i could be somebody could hear in this country. i have my family. i am living my american dream. i have a mortgage to pay. everything -- it does not matter. what you are creating with this lot is a pandora's box pitted i am taking this very seriously because what is going to happen is this will give more reasons to give it to the amnesty law. political capital, i would say. in november, we had elections. everything here -- my only question for those people who are saying that this lot is going to help them, where do you come from? or your parent's board in another country? -- or your parents born in another country? our kids need to be raised the same way. it did not let them forget where they came from. host: we have mentioned phoenix's mayor earlier. he is leading the charge against the. a majority that can no longer be silent if the pric
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2010 7:00am EDT
something through like they seem to be trying to do. host: moving from virginia to tennessee. bien that, at democratic blue line. the -- glenda, democratic line. caller: plenty of the things people are addressed will be addressed and amendments to the bill. senator sherrod brown from ohio is planning to address that with an amendment. and then the caller who just called then, he talked about fannie and freddie, that is going to be addressed separately following enactment of this bill if it gets enacted and then also in the bill to be addressed in the amendment, if it is not in the bill itself, which i have not read, is a limit and the amount of interest that can be charged on credit cards, surcharges, limiting it to a 15%. host: what affect will all of that have? caller: that will have a wonderful effect on consumers. so, all in all, it seems like a big plus. host: this story is the off lead in "the new york times." two parties began on bill to shape financial system. d of the blocks early bid, fight over the economy with midterm votes clearly in play. this piece goes this way in part -
CSPAN
Apr 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
of newly laid-off workers cd in -- seeking unemployment rose expected but -- an unexpectedly. west virginia crews are making their way into the mine were four men remain missing after monday's explosion. gov. joe manchin says crews hope to reach the start -- the target search area before noon today. morneau on the safety of toyota from a newly released company -- more now on the safety of toyota from a newly released company mail. toyota executives debated when they should inform the public about safety problems with accelerator pedals, prompting irv miller, toyotas than group vice president for internal public affairs to warn in an e- mail that "we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean." the e-mail was sent on january 16 of this year. the financial crisis increase appears to be getting worse. its borrowing costs have jumped, stock market is down, and there is talk of either a default or an expensive bailout. asian and european markets were down more than 1% on the news. meanwhile, treasury secretary timothy geith
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 7:00am EDT
majority of married people, the head by filing joint returns. host: west virginia. caller: i went like to ask you a question first. host: go ahead. caller: can you consider having one person on since this coal mining disaster has occurred. that is right in my backyard. i like to hear his perspective on what is going on. he is right there in washington, d.c. i had a couple of questions for kevin. i am 58. this year i can take money out of my traditional ira. is that correct? can i role that over to a roth ira and then i am responsible for the tax on that? i have an illness that requires me to buy air purifiers that are quite expensive. can i claim those on my tax as a medical expense? guest: air purifiers like that is considered a medical expense. you have to have to itemize deductions for that. and they must exceed 7.5% of your a.g.i. in a few years, that will go up to 10%. if the total exceeds 7.5 senna of your income, then you can deduct medical expenses -- % of your income, then you can deduct medical expenses. there is no penalty if you roll money from one ira to another. the big t
CSPAN
Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
effectively do anything to address the real danger is that america faces. host: ashburn, virginia. good morning. caller: as far as i understand, there is little evidence that iran is actually seeking nuclear weapons. as a free nation, they have the right to procure nuclear power for energy. host: we will get to your question. we want to get a response first. guest: with due deference to the caller, i do not know where you have been for the past 15 years. iran keeps changing their stories. they have gone from no centrifuges to 8000. if they were for peaceful purposes, i do not know what they would hide them. they are dealing with polonium, and that has only one use, and to trigger a nuclear weapon. they are 85% of the way to having weapons-grade material. anyone who does not realize that iran is relentlessly pursuing nuclear weapons is simply not paying attention. guest: fair enough. so what are we sending weapons inspectors instead of thapplying sanctions? israel refuses to sign onto the non-proliferation treaty. what wouldn't the u.s. put more pressure on them to do so? guest: the ques
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2010 7:00am EDT
, virginia. angel. caller: i am a big fan of yours. everything you have been doing is awesome, represented schakowsky. -- representative schakowsky. have you thought about putting homeland security on the table, cutting them down to 5%, putting them under the cia? guest: i think we ought to put everything on the table. clearly, a lot of the functions in homeland security, which include disaster relief, immigration, those kinds of things, can there be efficiencies? absolutely. do we want to have 5% cuts, have been arbitrary number and say that we are going to cut everything by 5%? i think that is a cup ocop out t could hurt us. setting something archer across the board would be a bad idea -- something across the board would be a bad idea. host: here is a tweet -- guest: they may be talking about health care costs in general. that is why we have to look at it systemwide, not just medicare, medicaid. what about all the expenditures? for example, dianne feinstein and i had a piece of legislation that would allow the federal government to have the power to say to companies like wellpoint, and t
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